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Katya Barmotina is a viola teacher that enjoys an active freelancing career in NYC. They are a passionate champion of contemporary music and expanding the viola repertoire. They are a member of The Achelois Collective, a virtual contemporary music ensemble dedicated to community-based collaborative music. A lover of new music, they have been part of the enormous outdoor world premiere of John Luther Adams’ Sila: The Breath of the World and was part of the new music collaboration project Mix Nouveau for three years. They recently participated in the esteemed Fresh Inc festival where they collaborated with the Fifth House Ensemble and premiered 5 new works during the festival. They currently maintain a thriving private studio in the greater New York area. They earned their masters in viola performance at the Mannes School of Music. They currently reside in Brooklyn touring coffee shops and taking pictures of street kitties.

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